Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Something to enjoy! Mahalo ckb.
Posted by Mokihana Calizar at 6:34 PM
Monday, August 8, 2016
Kakou. We (plural, inclusive)
Kakou mind. to think in terms of we/us
Just received the latest Podcast of Leo Kupa, E Ho'olono mai from our son Kawika and Hui Mauli Ola. This one features Keola Souza who talks about Mākau Kino- returning to kanaka ʻōiwi ways of learning to restore mana and maintain pono.
The thing that continues to inspire and recharge me is the exuberance and timely messages that my husband and I receive from these teachings. Open to receive and learn everyday is super important. To keep open channels from the young(er) than we are with a new spin on Ancestral Wisdom, that is a great experience.
The Kakou Lessons Keola shares was just the bait this old tuna(ahi) needed. Listen closely as this young Kanaka teacher shares one of his favorite 'Olelo No'eau late in the podcast.
Mahalo nui loa hiapo and hui.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
"We cross borders without regard, ignorant or arrogant of the protocol native to the transitional spaces that take us from this place to that place. Traditions remembered and practiced would maintain and pass along the right things to do, at the right time, and in the right frame of mind. Have we all become wanderers with passports unstamped with the memory of teachings from the Ancestors and Nature? There are rituals to remember and common magic to induce respect and reverence for the beings and places that share this planet."
- The 'Introduction' to the medicine story The Safety Pin Cafe
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Mahalo nui loa kakou,
Mokihana and Pete
P.S. Just because it makes me smile to see this dimple face bruddah. Let's play with the Ukulele, in this post for giving mahalo nui. "Mastering Difficult Chords" I need this lesson!!
Posted by Mokihana Calizar at 3:37 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The photos here show where we have been: "Dry Country Tideland." We were welcomed to a beautiful place in the Sisters desert to visit a friend, and the Pack of four dogs who are the inspiration for the canine characters in Beatrix Blunt. At 3,000 feet elevation, the shift in environment is dramatic. Sparse vegetation, dry air, heat and canyon breezes teach me how to sense anew with reverence and respect for who and what is there. I introduce myself to the beings of this dry country and let them hear my voice. My lungs and sinuses clear, breath comes easier, differently, with the dry country tides. It is that ease in breathing I had come to experience.
The new cycle of Mahina has begun. We are thankful for the experience of being able and willing to open up those safety pins long enough to re-pin them into a future of caring and service, and sharing The Safety Pin Cafe in its evolving nature. We have some new perspectives to fold into our reality. There's plenty to juggle and some of it's not solid. Satori wrote this about the astrology of this new day:
"Thursday morning the Moon hits Virgo, sextiling Juno in Scorpio then moving into conjunction with Mercury. Early on, find your emotional focus point and power up. Steady yourself but stay ready to shift to keep balance. It’s complicated by the Moon’s brief square to Mars in Sagittarius. Don’t bolt: settle. Settle your mood regardless of what needs doing... Read the restE Ola. Here's to life, and many thanks to our friends Leslie, Tony and the Pack for the hospitality!
Posted by Mokihana Calizar at 4:22 AM